ADIPS/SOMANZ Joint Annual Scientific Meeting - 20-22 October 2017, Canberra ACT
The 2017 ADIPS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held jointly with SOMANZ at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra from Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October. Save the Date NOW! Registration will open early in 2017. For further conference information, please visit the official conference website at www.adipsasm.org or you can contact the Conference Organisers, ASN Events on 03 8658 9530.
Friday 20 Octobert to Sunday 22 October 2017
Hyatt Hotel Canberra, ACT
ASN Events Pty Ltd
Level 1, 9/397 Smith Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
Tel: +61 3 8658 9530
Fax: +61 3 8658 9531
You can access our Annual Scientific Meeting site at www.adipsasm.org or contact ASN
Events on 03 8658 9530 for any further details regarding the
ADIPS ASM Grants and Awards - 2017
Graz Clock Award
For the best overall oral presentation overall at Annual Scientific Meeting
presented by an ADIPS member. Must be a financial ADIPS member prior to closing
date for applications.
Value : A$600
The Emerging Investigator Award
For the best oral presentation at Annual Scientific Meeting by an advanced
trainee, or a person enrolled for a higher degree (Honours, Masters, PhD, MD,
FRACP) or any other presenter who could reasonably be considered “junior” or
emerging. i.e. not an established investigator. Must be financial member of
ADIPS prior to closing date for applications. In addition to submitting the
abstract, applicant should email a brief CV and a supporting letter from his/her
supervisor as attachments to the ADIPS Secretariat to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Monday 1 August 2016. Can also receive a travel grant. If this person
wins the Graz Clock award, the Emerging Investigator award is given to the next
best emerging investigator. Prior winners of the Graz Clock are ineligible for
Value : A$600
Allied Health Presentation Award
For the best oral presentation given at Annual Scientific Meeting by allied
health professional. Must be financial member of ADIPS prior to closing date for
applications. In addition to submitting the abstract, applicant should email a
brief CV and a supporting letter from his/her supervisor as attachments to the
ADIPS Secretariat to email@example.com.
Value : A$500
Outstanding Poster Award
For the best poster presentation given at Annual Scientific Meeting. Must be
financial member of ADIPS prior to closing date for applications. In addition to
submitting the abstract, applicant should email a brief CV and a supporting
letter from his/her supervisor as attachments to the ADIPS Secretariat to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Value : A$500
A number (up to five) of Travel Grants will be awarded to the emerging
investigators who have an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual
Scientific Meeting of ADIPS. The number and size of grants will be determined
according to the number and suitability of applications and the funds available.
Must be a financial member of ADIPS prior to closing date for applications.
Applicant must be an advanced trainee or a person enrolled for a higher degree
or a junior as described above (Honours, Masters, PhD, MD, FRACP). In addition
to submitting the abstract, applicant should email a brief CV and a supporting
letter from his/her supervisor as attachments to the ADIPS Secretariat to email@example.com. Applications will be
prioritised using abstract review scores.
Value : A$500 each grant at council’s discretion.
The ASM Awards and Travel Grants will be
presented during the ‘Awarding of Prizes’ at the conclusion of the
Annual Scientific Meeting.
2016 ADIPS Subscription Renewals
The 2016 Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society Membership Fee Renewals have been sent out to members late April 2016. The 2016 ADIPS Subscription period is from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. Subscription Renewal payments are due by Thursday 30 June 2016. Please contact the ADIPS secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for membership enquiries.
Launch of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020
The Australian Government has developed and released a new National Diabetes Strategy to update and priorities the national response to diabetes across all levels of Government. The Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 (the Strategy) is a high-level document that contains a number of goals and potential areas for action that provide a range of ideas for implementation to achieve each goal. This presents a range of opportunities for jurisdictions to partner with the Commonwealth to develop and support approaches for diabetes prevention and control. The Strategy was endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) on 2 October 2015, noted by the COAG Health Council on 6 November 2015, and publically released 13 November 2015. An implemntation plan will be devloped in consultation with jurisdictions through AHMAC to consider the ways to direct funding and other resources and proposed measures to evaulate the progress of the Strategy. Engagement and support from jurisdictions will facilitate a coordinated approach to diabetes across governments and ensure there is broad benefit from the Strategy. The Stratgey has been informed by the expert advice of the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group and consultations with key stakeholders and the community. The Australian Government provides support to people with diabetes through Medicare and a range of programs and this new Strategy will not replace or overide existing processes. This Stratgey aims to better coordinate health resources across the sector to where they are needed most. The Australian National Diabetes Strategy document is available from the Department of Health's website at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/nds-2016-2020 The Media Release Statement by Health Minister; the Hon Susan Ley MP can be downloaded at Australia delivers new National Diabetes Strategy on World Diabetes Day
Having a healthy baby – A guide to planning and managing pregnancy for women with diabetes
Having a healthy baby? is for women with diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future. It provides information on preparing for pregnancy, how to manage diabetes during pregnancy and once the baby is born. Separate booklets are available for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
These booklets have been adapted from the 2008 NDSS booklet 'Can I have a Healthy Baby?' The original booklet was jointly produced by Diabetes Australia-Victoria, the Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and the Type 1 Diabetes Network. The revised booklets have been updated and written by the Expert Reference Group of the NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development Program and have been endorsed by ADIPS.
Download Booklet & Forms
The booklets are available as hard copy, PDF or e-book.
Hard copies – Hard copies can be ordered by calling the NDSS Infoline on 1300 136 588
PDF can be downloaded from -
E-book available from –
Type 1 diabetes - http://ebooks.edocumentonline.com/BUCKNER/having_a_healthy_baby_t1/
Type 2 diabetes - http://ebooks.edocumentonline.com/BUCKNER/having_a_healthy_baby_t2/
pregnancyanddiabetes.com.au is website developed as part of the NDSS Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development program. The website is for women with diabetes who are planning a pregnancy now or in the future. It contains information for all women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including young women, Indigenous women and multicultural women, as well as their health professionals and partners, family and friends. Resources about contraception and pregnancy are also available to download from the website.
ADIPS Consensus Guidelines For The Testing And Diagnosis Of Gestational Diabetes In Australia
These guidelines have been further updated to be consistent with the WHO guidelines. Please Google these updated guidelines several times so that we can move them to the top of the hit list.
Read the ADIPS Consensus Guidelines (Please Note: These guidelines have been modified - November 2014)
Maternal & Infant Health Educational Resources
For Australian Aboriginals there is lack of culturally secure educational resources available for health professionals working in the field of diabetes in pregnancy. The ADIPS Educational Research prize (Novo Nordisk) resulted in the development of some of the new ADIPS resources.
Over a five-year period, Aboriginal women with diabetes attending antenatal clinics were recruited for focus groups or for individual participation. These resources were developed in the areas of maternal and infant health with the focus on nutrition for pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy for self-management, PCOS, conception and contraception. A cyclical and iterative approach was used to develop, evaluate and correct educational resources with further testing of the resources with various Aboriginal language groups for transferability. Special thanks goes to members of ADIPS, Dr Shelly Wilkinson and Dr Susie De Jersey who peer reviewed the resources, all are considered experts in the field of Diabetes in Pregnancy and approved the technical content.
As a result ADIPS now has a comprehensive series of educational resources suitable for health professionals or members of the public. The resources are easily downloaded and reproducible, in a variety of formats ranging from simple brochures, diary formats, in a Power Point (Microsoft) format or printed as flip charts to be suitable for yarning groups.
The ADIPS Educational Research prize has resulted in an extensive, comprehensive and culturally secure collection of educational resources suitable for Australian Aboriginal women. These resources have approval by the ADIPS council to be hosted on the ADIPS Website as a resource for health professionals working in the field of diabetes in pregnancy or for pre-conception use in general diabetes clinics.
Contact: Dr Cynthia Porter PhD (UWA), Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD, AdvAN), Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Insulin Pump Trainer (CPT); Email Dr Cynthia Porter at: email@example.com
|Infant Calendar birth to 12 months||(PDF)*|
|Pregnancy table Listeria||(PDF)*|
Infant Specific Resources
|Baby food recipes Book 1||(PDF)*|
|Baby food recipes Book 2||(PDF)*|
|Introduction to solids||(PDF)*|
|Poos, wees and nappies booklet||(PDF)*|
Maternal Health Resources
|Diabetes in Pregnancy||(PDF)*|
|PCOS, Alcohol, Diabetes Health Brochures||(PDF)*|
|Pregnancy Planning Brochure||(PDF)*|
|Top tips in two minutes prepregnancy T2DM||(PDF)*|
Nutritional Pamphlet Resources
|Diabetes in Pregnancy GDM - Simplified Pamphlet||(PDF)*|
|Diabetes in Pregnancy Poster||(PDF)*|
|Healthy Blood Strong Mothers & Babies||(PDF)*|
|Healthy Mothers 6 week check-up||(PDF)*|
|Healthy Mothers Health Babies||(PDF)*|
Pregnancy and Diabetes - Planning for the Best Start
These patient education resources have been developed by the GDM Project Team for the Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network (QLD Health). They have been translated into the following languages and are intended for assisting when clinicians are educating a woman on self administration of insulin or commencing Metformin. It is preferable to have an appropriate interpreter present or linked by phone but this is not always possible. They are available for downloading and using in your practice.
GDM Insulin Therapy Booklet
GDM Metformin Brochure